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for joining us on a thursday morning. i am alison starling. >> good morning. iambs and a simpson. traffic and weather every ten minutes first. first, meteorologist steve rudin. >> good morning. rumbles of thunder during the early morning. just a few lingering showers for the rush hour as well as patchy fog. the 43 degrees at dulles, 44 at winchester 43 in cumberland, 54 in petersburg. temperatures will remain below average the next several days. the moisture is moving off the coast. there's one more batch of rain to the west of us and it could send all little sleet to the north of us. a few more rainshowers to go just enough to keep the pavement wet. highs today in the mid to upper 40's. sunshine this afternoon. >>>. accident >. -- accident in maryland. it is the ramp from the inner for overnight employees to be allowed to take scheduled m -- scheduled naps. >>> this morning in the bill workers were hurt after they were exposed to a dangerously high levels of radiation in japan and were sent to the hospital for treatment. parents in tokyo stocking up on bottled water. tap water is contami
leading the air assault on libyan air defense and assets on the ground, the u.s. will pull back and hand over command and control to someone. when? >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the u.s. role will then shift to providing logistical support while the uk, france, italy and other countries enforce the no-fly zone. but no one will say how long that will last. >> i wouldn't speculate in terms of length at this particular point in time. >> reporter: after all, the no-fly zone over iraq ended from the end of gulf war i to the beginning of gulf war ii, 11 years. >>> there is now growing international disagreement over the u.s.-led attacks. norway with drew its planes because it was unsure about which country was in charge. meanwhile, russian prime minister vladimir putin railed against the air strikes as outside meddling, saying it is, quote, reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade when someone called on others to go and liberate something. >>> and be sure to stay with abc news all day as we continue our c
to church could be making us overweight. zblifl and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling n numbers about a super bug spreading. it's one of our biggest fears. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known as crkp. steve winters knows just how powerful is super bugs can be. he took his 80-year-old
perfume. but her humanitarian work may be her greatest legacy. using her fame, she raised millions for aids research, standing by rock hudson, one of its first victims, when others shunned him. to the public, she may have been the last great movie star. but for those who knew her, she was also a loving mother and loyal friend. >> there have been so many lessons, life and death lessons, emotional lessons. i don't believe in regrets. and i have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow, no one does. >> and barbara walters is here now. we were saying earlier, we don't think of her as a pioneer, but her sheer fearlessness about her own choices in life changed things in this country. >> reporter: absolutely. by the way, she never wrote her all biography. this, all the different clips that people will see, that's her all biography. she was gutsy and salty and funny. look at what we talked about. married eight times, she wanted to get married, she married them. she wanted to divorce them, she divorced them. she jumped into aids when nobody did. she stood by people who were rejected. michael
. but as president obama leads the u.s. into a third war in a muslim country, many wonder who exactly are we fighting for? we'll take you on a journey to a rebel stronghold for answers. >>> nuclear reality check. it's in the air, it's in the food, it's in the ocean. the fallout from japan's atomic catastrophe. do we know how far the radiation is spreading? what you need to know. >>> and the best kiss. this one was good. that one wasn't bad but no two hollywood smooches are alike. what was the greatest of all, the results next. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. missiles and muzzle fire are lighting up the north african sky tonight as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military post
of the skies. so what's next for u.s. forces and what will gadhafi do now? >>> radiation in food from japan. >> fukushima fresh vegetables. >> we do our own tests. >>> and an american family after ten days of hope learns their daughter was lost trying to save others. >>> men, women and jobs. which sex is getting 90% of the new jobs and why? >>> and sibling secrets. are you an older or younger sibling? news by which order gives you an edge in health and happiness. >>> good evening, as we come on the air tonight beginning this week together the united states is still in the middle of an international assault on moammar gadhafi's libya. but the battle is moving at breakneck speed. it is called "operation odyssey dawn" and as of tonight the skies are clear. gadhafi's forces have come to a halt though there are still big questions. how soon can the u.s. hand over the lead to other countries? who are these libyan rebels and are we even on the same side? and what is next? will gadhafi fold or could this go on for years? we have team coverage from washington to libya beginning with martha raddatz o
. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this morning, we learn how many airports rely on just one person to guide your plane in. >>> and did you hear this? elizabeth taylor late to her own funeral, by design. she wanted it that way. to be late to her own funeral. we have more details about her private service. actor colin farrell, joining family and friends. >> love that detail about her arriving late. >>> we're going to get to the breaking news this morning, what could be a catastrophic nuclear situation in japan. the prime minister speaking just moments ago about the new and perhaps the biggest breach yet in one of the nuclear reactor cores. neal karlinsky is tracking what the prime minister said moments ago. he has the latest from tokyo. neal, what did you hear? >> reporter: david, the pri
us, which is why tonight's news is the most dire yet. authorities suspect a large crack has formed in the core container of a reactor at fukushima. meaning that highly radioactive material is exposed and potentially spreading through air and water. here now is david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this was the news everyone here has been dreading for two weeks now, since the nuclear crisis began. a suspected breach of the reactor core. today, the prime minister himself called the situation grave and serious. "we need to be extremely individual lent," he said, adding darkly, "this is not a time for optimism." >> think of the little dutch boy putting his finger in this crack and this crack. suddenly, a huge crack opens up. >> reporter: the canaries bravely put their lives on the line to get the cooling system running again. several of them were dragging a power cable in reactor number three when they stepped in a puddle and radioactive water seeped into their boats. two were rushed to the hospital. >> skin contamination is maybe the least of their problems. there are lots of org
it. >> yeah, we do. >>> first, the fierce winter weather back hitting us hard in spring. sam is out in a wintry mix. even though it's spring. >> yeah, it is a mix. we're getting a bounce off the jacket in the ice in the rain. mostly in times square, this is what we're dealing with. a little water to kick around. look at butler, new jersey, just 30 miles northwest. and a little elevation. you get snow out of the situation. and that's what the northeast is worried about. colder temperatures and some snow, even through tonight. there's plenty of places. we had 12 states with winter weather watches and advisories. 80 reports of severe weather. and damage from that weather. our barbara pinto is in winterset, iowa. and some twisters touched down. >> reporter: look at this. 1 of 16 tornadoes here in winterset, blowing this barn to bits. the tornado siren sounded around the dinner hour, sending people here and across the state, running for safety. this storm was powerful. it dumped golf ball-sized hail. tore roofs and siding from homes. toppled power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. but
>>> tonight on "nightline," no-fly boys. an exclusive first look at the secret u.s. war strategy in libya. in the sky with the general in charge and for the first time, we hear from the marines who swooped in to rescue their downed comrades. >>> savage sex. he is the sex columnist whose raw advice has won his infamy and an ardent following. so, what is he really after? >>> and, atomic kataways. fear of nuclear catastrophe, a city evacuates, but some are held back by destiny, or duty. we're in japan with the incredible story of what it's like to be stranded in a nuclear ghost town. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 24th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there are indications there could be more huge and potentially bloody uprising in yemen and syria tomorrow, but as for the current revolution in libya, tonight brought news that the u.s. will hand over command to nato to enforce that no-fly sewn. but questions remain. what is the american role going forward. with ga
morning. thanks for joining us. let's get started with traffic and weather. lisa baden has the traffic situation. we begin with steve rudin. >> we are looking at a few showers as we start our wednesday morning. not going to amount to much for the morning, but later this afternoon you will need an umbrella. the doppler radar shows chores mainly to the north and east of d.c. quickly moving across the del mar peninsula -- del marmarva peninsula. -- the doppler radar shows showers. there will be thunderstorms this afternoon and some could be heavy. highs today in the 50's, even warmer in the south -- i temperatures in the 60's. >>> no problems on ddot. coming through southeast northeast, and northwest d.c., looks good. there's a quick picture and this is 270 southbound out of montgomery county, you need the windshield wipers. >>> police are searching for a possible link between two murders in montgomery county. the victims were shot just blocks apart over the past few days. brianne carter joins us from olney with details on this. good morning. >> good morning. these have both happened with
, she says, so it's hard for us to figure out what's going on. i wish they would explain it to us. living in a shelter far from home, the entire family passes the time making origami. more than 50 so far, because as the superstition goes, it takes 1,000 cranes to make a wish. what will that wish be? his answer? we want to go back to our normal lives again. hard to imagine things getting back to normal anytime soon. about the only thing certain today about japan's nuclear emergency is that the things don't seem to be getting any better. dan? >> they do not. neal karlinsky, thank you. >>> we have pair of experts here to walk us through all they all that this means. michio kaku and joe cirincione. to have water at 10 million times higher than normal in terms of its radiation levels, can you tell us how dangerous that is? >> a dangerous, even scary level of radiation. near lethal amounts of radiation. it mean that for the first time, we have a direct pathway between the hot uranium core and the outside environment in unit two. a breach of containment in possible units three and unit t
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is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setback really shows the challenges workers are up against nearly two weeks into this crisis. in areas devastated by the tsunami, another moderate earthquake struck. this one centered in fukushima near that nucle
the radiation and right up to the gates of the leaking nuclear plant and he asked to us check him with our geiger counter. >> under the hood. did you have the hood up? >> yes. as you approach the actual power plant itself you begin to feel more and more there. >> reporter: did anyone try to stop you? >> they were making the symbol like this which is -- >> reporter: an incredibly brave journa journey, though. not the smartest one. they believe at least a partial meltdown is going on, and some of the rods have begun to melt. >> we're going to bring in physicist michio kaku. when you hear about what is being reported, the multiple meltdown. what does it mean for radiation levels in japan and the people there? >> i think we're going to see more uncontrolled releases of radiation. at unit two, radiation are 100 times above normal level. workers had to be evacuated. you will get a lethal dose in just a few hours. what it means, water is in contact with melted fuel. melted fuel releases iodine in large quantities and that's what we find in units two and three. i think the facility has been low-ba
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hideaway where's the libyan leader might be hiding. >>> we want to get to martha raddatz in washington this morning, that's covering the f-15, that's gone down. we have the pictures coming in. what do we know this morning about the two pilots? >> reporter: well, we believe that both the members of the air crew are safe. the pilot and the weapons system officer. that's the officer who sits in the back. one of them has been recovered with minor injuries. the other, is recovery is in process right now. this went
elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last night's funnel cloud sighting. >> i was scared to death. with my wife and kids. we were just scared to death. >> reporter: a similar scene of destruction in nebraska and iowa. >> all you could see was debris flying around. >> reporter: the twisters hit rural areas between omaha and sioux city. >> the garage just went boom. >> reporter: property owners wasted no time rebuilding. floodwaters are rising in sout
. >> investigators say a core breach in one of the reactors has occurred. akiko fujita brings us the latest live from tokyo. good morning. what is the lateest? >> reporter: good morning to you, rob. we are hearing the reactor vessel of reactor number three may have been breached. those developments coming to us from a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from the japanese national police agency that more than 10,000 are now confirmed dead. more than 17,000 still missing. it has been two weeks since the quake hi
's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amid come black smoke from the reactor. it could still be weeks or months before power lines could pow
headquarters. you can see that he is wearing a green in jail jumpsuit. what sources are telling us is that with regard to the suspect there may be some psychiatric issues, mental health issue with the person arrested in these murders. an 81-rolled man was found shot to death in his home on friday. -- an 81-year-old man was found shot to death in his home on friday. on monday a 41-year-old man was shot and killed on a street in downtown as he walked home from his job at a subway restaurant. both complaint week -- completely seemingly innocent. there was tremendous concern and the community about these cases. police did not officially link them but were exploring the possibility of a link between them. and now they're saying the cases are linked and have made an arrest. one person, we saw him. he is a male suspect. as we are telling you now come sources are telling us that there are probably some mental health issues with the suspect. police are going to announce more details coming up but 6:30 and certainly coming up at 11:00 we will have all of the information for you.
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today of some of that snow-covered areas out to the north. here is how things are shaping up over us for what is going on right now. we will be seeing the temperatures and on doppler nothing going on around us, nor will there be overnight. but it will be called -- look at hagerstown right now. 39 degrees. temperatures tomorrow morning into the 20s. the sunshine will be back but more and more, it looks likely we will be seeing some snow on sunday. >>> an unusual and powerful tornado touched down in western pennsylvania. as you can see, destroying homes, businesses and even a high school. most of the damage was in westmoreland county near pittsburgh. students got video of the tornado and we will have some of their dramatic photos coming up in about 10 minutes. >>> now to the latest in the olney murders. the defendant was in court today and the rest questions about his mental stability. >> last evening, when authorities announced the arrest, the state's attorney raised questions about whether or not this man had been properly supervised under a court ordered mental health sy
's agenda today and he will address the nation tonight to define u.s. priorities in confronting the gadhafi regime. >> also japan's nuclear crisis got even shakier this morning when the country was hit by yet another serious quake. also new reports of damaged fuel rods at the fukushima nuclear plant. we'll have the latest. >> and we'll lighten the mood later this half hour. march madness is not really madness to one talented teen out there. i'll introduce to you a guy who keeps tabs on college basketball like nobody else. you won't believe how much he's done at such a young age. >> you're in first place with the competition. >> not bragging yet. >>> first let's get down to the headlines. there are reports rebels have taken moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. >> that would be a big victory for the reb. s. they were aided by international air strikes overnight. >> continued u.s. involvement in the operation may be a tough sell. so the administration is now taking its case directly to the people today. abc's david kerley reports. >> do you think libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the
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